Namsan cable car

Coordinates: 37°33′24″N 126°58′54″E / 37.5565908°N 126.9817857°E / 37.5565908; 126.9817857

Namsan cable car is an aerial tramway in Seoul. Built in 1962, it spans from the Hoehyeon-dong platform (near Myeong-dong) to the Yejang-dong platform near the top of Mt. Namsan and the N Seoul Tower. It is the first commercial cable car service for passengers in Korea.[1]

The view from the cable car.

The length of the cable is 605 metres. The altitude difference of 138 metres makes a gradient of 13°. The cabins move at a speed of 3.2 m/s. The transit between platforms takes about three minutes.[2]

An elevator, opened in June 2009 by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, operates from near the entrance of Namsan Tunnel Three up to the cable car station. It runs along the slope of Namsan with a capacity for 20 passengers to provide better access for the disabled and senior citizens.[3][4]


  1. ^ Company Introduction Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine, Namsan Cable Car
  2. ^ Cable Car Story Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine, Namsan Cable Car
  3. ^ "Elevator for Mt. Nam Planned". Chosun Ilbo. 18 February 2009. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Elevator to Begin Operations on Mt. Nam". Chosun Ilbo. 30 June 2009. Retrieved 8 April 2013.

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